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Francis Bowes Sayre, Sr
Birth: Apr. 30, 1885
South Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1972
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

U.S. Diplomat. He served as High Commissioner to the Philppines, 1929-1942 and was a Delegate to the United Nations following World War II. In 1933 Sayre left Harvard University's law faculty for the State Department and where he picked Alger Hiss to be his assistant. Later Hiss would be put on trial for perjury after being accused of being a spy. In 1913 Sayre married Jesse Wilson, the daughter of then President Woodrow Wilson. There son Francis B. Sayre Jr. served as the Episcopal dean of the Washington National Cathedral. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Heysham Sayre (1824 - 1907)
  Martha Finlay Nevin Sayre (1845 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre (1887 - 1933)
 
 Children:
  Francis Bowes Sayre (1915 - 2008)*
  Eleanor Axson Sayre (1916 - 2001)*
  Woodrow Wilson Sayre (1919 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary E. Sayre Chandler (1849 - 1922)**
  Robert Heysham Sayre (1853 - 1904)**
  Francis Bowes Sayre (1885 - 1972)
  Cecil Nevin Sayre (1886 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Washington National Cathedral
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 09, 2002
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